Starting in September, I moved out of my parents' house and into a little apartment with nickelodeon. So far it's working out great. We have a lot of the same habits (we really need to take out the garbage and put the dishes away but whatever), and we have nearly the same taste in food, plus the same sense of humor...basically we just have a good time all the time. I really couldn't have asked for a better roommate.
I'm still working at Barnes & Noble, which I love, although I do need to start thinking about getting a "real" job sometime in the relatively near future. I haven't actually taken any steps to do so yet, beyond buying like five books at B&N on how to choose the best career for you, and I really have no idea what I want to do, but as much as I like working at B&N I can't work there forever. Not on $8.25/hr at least. I just wish the economy weren't so shitty right now. Worst time ever to have just graduated from college, right?
Other than the new apartment and work I haven't had a TON going on in my life. One of the most exciting things to happen this week was my housewarming gift from my parents arriving- a brand new queen-sized mattress set. It's ridiculously comfortable and...takes up most of my tiny bedroom. But I don't even care because it's amazing.
And I guess there might be something a little more exciting than the mattress. I tried out for an a cappella group earlier tonight. Without some kind of musical outlet, I always get kind of depressed. My parents are in an a cappella group and have invited me to sing with them several times, but everyone in the group is my parents' age and it's just...not for me, I guess. But a few weeks ago I was at my mom's cousin's wedding, and I got to talking to a random guy who just happened to be in a small, Boston-based a cappella group that was looking for new members. I explained that I'd been in an a cappelle group in college, and had even been musical director for a semester, and without ever having heard me sing, he told his group about me and they invited me to come audition. I've said before that singing is absolutely my favorite thing to do in the entire world, but singing in harmony with other people who love it as much as I do is as close to heaven as I think is possible to get without heavy drugs. So anyway, I think the audition went well, and now I've got my fingers crossed and am waiting to hear back from them.
Also! Last week I went on my first date in fucking ages, and while I'm not sure it will go anywhere, the guy is really nice and we have a ton in common, so I'm willing to give it a shot at least. We're going out again on Sunday. I'm a little bit afraid that he's more into me than I am into him, and my gut is telling me that he's getting a little overzealous, but I also really like the attention, so...I guess we'll just see how this goes. I'm absolutely incompetent when it comes to the opposite sex, so this is almost...an experiment, I guess. Or at least some kind of learning experience, if nothing else.
My mom and I also finally started up that blog I mentioned in my last entry...ages and ages ago. It's about me getting out on my own and her dealing with the empty nest and figuring out what to do with her life. I know a lot of you are in the same stage of life as I am, or at least close to it, and if not then maybe you're closer to my mom's stage in life, so maybe you'd find it interesting? Anyway, I'm not saying I'll defriend you if you don't read it, but I think it's worth a glance or two. It's called Launch/Relaunch. So. Yes. Check that out.
This weekend I'm heading back to my parents' house (okay, I'll say it, heading home) to look after the puppy while my parents are down in Jersey. I'll need to take some pictures of her, because she's getting bigger every day and I can't even believe how adorable she is. I think I've become a dog person.
So that's what's going on with me, I guess! Look at me, all grown up and having a life. It's almost surreal. It seems like just yesterday I was in college and so depressed that I could barely function. I had trouble looking into the future and seeing something positive, and holy shit, here I am. And it's awesome.